About Robert Bowles Graduate of University of Georgia College of Pharmacy 1970 - Practiced Community Pharmacy for 42 Years
Robert Bowles, retired pharmacist, owned and operated a Pharmacy in Thomaston, Georgia.
After being diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2012, he founded United Against Dementia where he has been an active advocate, educator and supporter.
Robert’s advocacy work takes him to federal and state level, both private and corporate, in for-profit and non-profit arenas. He serves on several boards as an advisor and council.
Robert quickly discovered that after his own personal diagnosis, a person with dementia had to find his/her own way to move forward and continue to live a life with purpose. This personal turn of events and his passion for helping people became his inspiration and his purpose.
As Executive Advisor at Dementia Spotlight Foundation, he is able to identify the needs of a person living with dementia. He actively participates in speaking engagements where he shares the experiences as he lives in his new world.
Serving on workgroups, committees, the leadership council as well as the board of directors of the national Dementia Action Alliance, Robert is a most valuable player as he helps build a dementia sensitive society.
Robert expanded his knowledge by becoming a certified Rosalynn Carter Institute Trainer. Also, he most recently became the first person living with dementia to complete the coursework required to become a Certified Eden at Home Associate via The Eden Alternative. This has enhanced his role in educating caregivers, care providers, and community stakeholders.
In order to provide support to families living with dementia, Robert founded the Memory Café in Thomaston Georgia. Twice a month Robert facilitates an informal meeting where other families living with dementia can gather in a safe space to build relationships and share their personal stories.